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Official Plan of the Township of Laurentian Valley

The Official Plan for the Township of Laurentian Valley was adopted by Council on July 23, 2002, approved by the County of Renfrew with modifications on June 30, 2004 and by the Ontario Municipal Board by oral decision December 10, 2004.

What is an Official Plan?

An official plan describes council's policies on how land within the Township should be used. It is prepared with input from the public/ members of the community and helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of your community, and addresses the requirements of the Planning Act and the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS).

An official plan deals mainly with issues such as:

  • where new housing, business, industry, offices and shops will be located
  • what services like roads, watermains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed
  • when, and in what order, parts of your community will grow
  • where resource areas such as farming, gravel pits & quarries and forestry are located and are to be protected
  • identifying areas of hazard lands such as flood plains, unstable soils or slopes, and contaminated sites
  •  where natural features such as wetlands, lakes and rivers are located.

The Official Plan:

  • lets the public know what the municipality's general land use planning policies are
  • makes sure that growth is coordinated and meets the community’s needs
  • helps all members of the community understand how their land may be used now and in the future
  • helps decide where roads, watermains, sewers, waste disposal, parks and other services will be built
  • provides a framework for establishing municipal zoning by-laws to set local regulations and standards, like the size of lots and height of buildings
  • provides a way to evaluate and settle conflicting land uses while meeting local, regional and provincial interests
  • shows council's commitment to the future growth of your community.

 A copy of the Official Plan text and map schedules are available for viewing or download from this website.  The documents can also be viewed at the Township Office.  Please note, there have been some amendments to the Official Plan which may not have been consolidated with the document available on the website.  For questions related to the Official Plan you may also contact the Township Planner at 613-735-6291.